Here is the weather of the Great Barrier Reef: Month Minimum Temp Maximum Temp January 23.6 31.5 February 23.7 31.1 March 23.0 30.5 April 21.5 29.2 May 19.9 27.5 June 17.6 27.8 July 17.0 25.6
Did you know that Green turtles can migrate morethan 1400 miles to lay eggs? Freeimages.co.ukDid you know that ocean life began 3.1 billion yearsto 3.4 billion years ago?Did you know that most sharks are 1.8 metres orlonger?Did you know that the speed of sound in water 1435miles per second – nearly 5 times the amount of thespeed of sound in the air?
Did you know that an octopus has 3 hearts and it’sblood is BLUE!?!?Did you know that jellyfish have been around for morethan 650 million years? Freeimages.co.ukDid you know that crabs have their teeth in thestomachs?Did you know that the size of a blue whales heart isequivalent to the size of a small car?
There are many different oceans. Here are a few: Arcadia Coastline Baffin Bay Coral Sea Diego Garcia Atoll Everglades Florida Reef Tract Great Barrier Reef Philippines Sea Solomon sea Pinnacles Reef
Phytoplankton: Phytoplankton live near the top of thesea because they need the sunlight. They are alsoknown as the blue – green algae. Did you know that‘Phyto’ means plant and ‘Plankton’ means floating orsuspended? Freeimages.co.ukCoralline Algae: Coralline Algae is also called redalgae. Despite it’s name, red algae, can be pink, red,yellow, purple, white, green and grey.Kelp: Did you know that kelp is large seaweed thatgrows in an underwater forest in shallow oceans.
Freeimages.co.uk Seahorses: DIET: Brine, Shrimp, Tiny Fish and Plankton. Seahorses don’t have teeth, so they eat everything whole. DESCIPTION: Seahorses have crown shaped coronets on their head. Like fingerprints, every coronet is different. Did you knowthat seahorses don’t have scales? Instead they have bony plates covering their skin!!!! FUN FACT: Did you know that male seahorses carry their children? Like kangaroos, seahorses have pouches!!!!!!
Shark: DIET: Smaller fish, Large Seals, Sharks, Dolphins, Porpoises and Dead Whale. DESCRIPTION:Their skeleton is made of cartilage, not bones. Sharks can grow up to 40 feet long. Most of them are black, grey or brown. They have scales called placoids. They have a tooth like pattern. FUN FACT: Did you know that sharks keep swimming while they are sleeping? Sharks need to swim to breathe!!!!
Sea Otter: DIET:Shellfish, Big Snails, Small fish, Mussels, Red Urchin and Red Octopus. DESCRIPTIONSea otters have round heads and small bodies. They have small eyes and flappy ears. When they go underwater, their nostrils and ears close so that no water gets in. Freeimages.co.uk
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